July 5, 1994
May 21, 2010
2005 - Present
125 (as of 2020)
The Wilcox-Aeyers Dragon is a Serpens Land twin engine, canard delta wing, multirole fighter aircraft designed by Wilcox-Aeyers Aerospace. It is equipped to perform air supremacy, interdiction, aerial reconnaissance, ground support, in-depth strike, anti-ship strike and nuclear deterrence missions.
In the early 2000s, the Royal Serpens Land Air Force began to search for a replacement aircraft for the A-4 Skyhawk. The Ministry of Defence selected 3 aircraft for consideration; the Eurofighter Typhoon, Dassault Rafale, and the Serpens Land built Wilcox Aviation Dragon. Ultimatley, the Dragon was selected as the winning aircraft. Trials of Dragon began in 2003, and the aircraft was officially adopted into the Rotal Serpens Land Air Force in 2010.
Technology demonstrator, first flew on July 5, 1994. Only 5 of this variant made.
Single seat version built for the Royal Serpens Land Air Force.
Two seat version built for the Royal Serpens Land Air Force.
Carrier borne version of the F.1M being tested for the Royal Serpens Land Navy. The F.1M has a strengthened airframe, longer nose gear, a tail hook in between the rear engines, and a built in boarding ladder.
Dragon F.1 from No. 501 Squadron RSLAF
Dragon F.1M from 100 Naval Air Squadron assigned to HSLMS St. George.
Crew: 1 or 2
Length: 14.98 m
Wingspan: 10.7 m
Height: 4.26 m
Wing area: 45.7 m2
Empty weight: 10,300 kg (F.1)
10,450 kg (F.2)
10,600 kg (F.1M)
Max takeoff weight: 22,500 kg
Fuel capacity: 4,200 kg internal for single-seater (A) ;3,900 kg for two-seater (A II)
Powerplant: 2 × Eurojet EJ200, 60 kN thrust each dry, 90 kN with afterburner
Maximum speed: 1,032 knots / Mach 1.8 at high altitude
750 knots / Mach 1.1 at low atitude
Supercruise: Mach 1.5
Combat range: 1,400 km on penetration mission with three tanks (5,700 L)
Ferry range: 2,800 km with 3 drop tanks
Service ceiling: 15,500 m
g limits: +9 −3.5 (+11 in emergencies)
Rate of climb: 304.8 m/s (60,000 ft/min)
Wing loading: 328 kg/m2 (67 lb/sq ft)
Thrust/weight: 1.085 (Max takeoff weight dry) version A
Guns: 1× 20 mm M61 Vulcan autocannon with 120 rounds
Hardpoints: 12 for Air Force versions (F.1/F.2), 11 for Navy version (F.1M) with a capacity of 6500 kg external fuel and ordnance.
Royal Serpens Land Air Force - F.1, F.2
Royal Serpens Land Navy - F.1M
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